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Name: Dayton Audio DTA-1
Channels: 2 - stereo amp
Output: 2 x 15 watts RMS (into 4 ohms @ 10% THD), 2 x 10 watts RMS (into 4 ohms @ 0.1% THD)
Power in: 12VDC - power supply(12V, 2A) or battery (8 "AA")
Input connections: stereo mini plug (3.5mm)
Speaker connections: spring clips
Class: T
Width: 6-1/8"
Height: 2"
Depth: 3-3/4"
Weight: 1.1lbs
Manufacturer: Pyle Audio
Links: manual pdf


Good sound, very lightweight, so extremely portable. Battery power does not last very long. Very popular amplifier, and a good deal for the price. A Class "T" amplifier, using a tripath chip.

The audio connection is 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini, so not as solid as RCA. The placement of the connection, on the rear of the unit, is a bit awkward when speaker wire is connected. Comes with a small stereo mini cable. Spring loaded clips only for speaker connections are not as stable as posts or banana plug connectors, and can wear out over time with constant connecting/reconnecting.

5-year warranty.

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Comparable to the Lepai LP-2020a+ in terms of size, power, weight, and sound. The Lepai RCA inputs, but does not have the DTA-1's ability to run on batteries.


$29.80 - often goes on sale


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